Proud Official Equipment Hire sponsor of the Red Bull X-Fighters Sydney
3 October 2012
In 2011, Cockatoo Island on Sydney’s Harbour hosted the Red Bull X-Fighters –a Global Motocross event that had taken 11 years to arrive to Australia. October 6 2012, will see the X-Fighters back bigger and better this year and just like last year, Coates Hire is proud to be the official equipment hire sponsor. As we speak, Cockatoo Island is currently being transformed from the heritage-listed sanctuary it usually is to an adrenaline-ebbing motocross venue so the world’s best freestyle riders can do what they do best.
Coming off a very successful event last year, this year is especially exciting with Levi Sherwood and Thomas Pages currently sitting on equal first with 235 points apiece. Two Aussies, Rob Adelbery and Josh Sheehen are also in the running coming in at 5th and 10th positions respectively.
As the official equipment hire sponsor of the event, Coates Hire has supplied a range of large earthmoving machines, generators, portable buildings and Portaloo toilets, lighting and crowd-control barriers for the duration of the event.
The logistics challenge at Cockatoo Island is like no other and cannot be underestimated. Every piece of kit to and from the island must be transported via barges. This adds to the element of co-ordination and planning that needs to be accommodated by all suppliers, caterers and service providers.
Some interesting Coates Hire equipment stats @ Cockatoo Island this year:
• 1465 KVA of power equalling 1172 Kilowatts of power
• 24.5 T of Lift and shift machinery to move stuff around
• 69 m (combined) of Access equipment to setup grandstands and mount cameras
• 62 Toilet seats and a bunch of urinal space
• Plus 60 Truck movements barged to and from the island to haul other associated items!
As a major sponsor of the Sydney 2012 Red Bull X-Fighters event, Coates Hire is looking forward to an exciting and entertaining weekend with the iconic Australian backdrop of Sydney harbour.